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Dr. Kevin Nadel

Dr. Kevin Nadel Orthopedic & Sports Injury Treatment
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Dr. Kevin Nadel, MD
Orthopedic & Sports Injury Treatment

Pectoralis Ruptures

When the tendons that attach the Pectoralis Major Muscle (the large muscle in front of the chest way) to the arm bone tear completely, athletes report a Pectoralis Rupture. These injuries which are far more common in men than in women, can potentially happen to any athlete who engages in weight training. Working out, particularly with a bench press can cause these tendons to tear. However, they can also be torn as a result of high contact sports such as soccer, rugby, hockey, etc. While a "pec tear" may heal without surgery, a complete "pec rupture" of the tendon will likely require surgery to reattach the tendon to the bone.

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